Death Dies Hard
Arriving at the Corner Hotel somewhat late – knowing full-well that the venue rarely has a designated photo-pit area isn’t the smartest thing to do. If I was to get any decent shots tonight I was gonna have to hustle through the crowd and pretty much hope for the best.
Catching the tail-end of Sydney act Ink, (they weren’t too bad at all) – I slapped on my photo-pass around the neck and proceeded with the ‘scuse-me-shuffle’ to the front of the stage.
Surprised to find a make-shift barrier that was all of half-a-foot deep. Hardly enough room to work in comfortably and if the stage-diving, high-flying Dr Marten’s boots made an appearance, I’d be in trouble.
I briefly chatted with a couple of the other photogs present, trading some war-stories and the like. The band hit the stage at 11.15. Gotta luv punctual bands huh?
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t too familiar with the Deathstars’ material but I had purchased their latest release ‘Night Electric Night’ several months ago and did enjoy it.
Knowing that they also are a visual band pleased me to no end.
If you’re going to get up on that stage, look the part. Take pride in your appearance and give the kids a show. That is what rock n roll is all about and tonight… tonight the Deathstars delivered in spades!
They looked great. They sounded fantastic and they brought to Melbourne a kick ass, (helluva) sweaty vampiric rock gig that most of the goth boys and girls lapped all up.